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Mr Brett's Business Shop

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I've been a Business teacher for 10 years and try and produce fun and engaging resources for GCSE, A Level and vocational Business.

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I've been a Business teacher for 10 years and try and produce fun and engaging resources for GCSE, A Level and vocational Business.
Revenue, costs and profits full lesson and activity
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Revenue, costs and profits full lesson and activity

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A full set of resources for students to be taught the topic of revenue, costs and profits. There is a PowerPoint to introduce them to the topic (you’ll need some post-its), a worksheet to demonstrate their understanding and a game they can play in groups (My group love this game- they get very competitive!) For the game: each round, the team decide on the selling price and how many products they will make, they then hand the sheets into you. Put the sheets in ascending order of cheapest to dearest and place orders appropriately (e.g. 2,4,6,8,10)- then hand the sheets back and the students calculate their profit and decide if they should alter the strategy for the next round- the team with the highest profit after 4 rounds wins! A great fun lesson and a nice lesson to lead into cashflow.
Organisation charts and  communication full series of lessons and activities
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Organisation charts and communication full series of lessons and activities

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A fantastic set of resources to teach organisation charts and communication. There is a PowerPoint to explain all the key concepts and a range of activities. When students come into the lesson, give them a job role card for ‘Jack’s restaurant’ which will get them interested for later in the lesson. Once you’ve discussed how a basic hierarchy looks, take them outside (or wherever there is space!) and ask them to create a human hierarchy to represent the restaurants (give them string to represent the lines of command)- I then give the owner sentences/commands which they must pass through the chain of command through Chinese whispers- this let’s them see some of the problems of tall structures (and is usually very funny!) you could also task them with creating a new organisational structure/restructuring. There is a task to teach the key vocab that can be used as a treasure hunt where you put the definition sheets up around the room/hall and they have to find them all and complete their sheet. There is also a worksheet task for them to consolidate their knowledge. My students loves this lesson and it’s a great, practical way for them to learn the topic.
GCSE Business franchises full lesson and resources
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GCSE Business franchises full lesson and resources

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My students’ favourite lesson! Included in this download is a detailed PowerPoint explaining the concept of franchises, a video clip, exam questions, and the most fun bit, an activity where students are given a budget and are allowed to set up their own business. They get to build a physical shop (see picture!) going it alone as a sole trader or as a franchise, receiving the full building and equipment they need to create their shop. Once they have built their shops, there is a simulation where scenarios are given and the students record their profits depending if they chose to be a sole trader or a franchise. There is enough materials and resources here to teach this over a number of lessons- is great fun!
Hunger Games Literacy Project Book
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Hunger Games Literacy Project Book

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This is a resource book I designed when working with a small intervention group of students in Y8/9 who needed to accelerate their literacy skills. It’s based upon the Hunger Games film, where each week students watch a small portion of the film and then complete a literacy task based upon this. It’s designed to take 10 weeks/sessions. My students absolutely loved it and once tested again, had demonstrated an improvement in their reading age- a great resource.
Cash flow forecast lesson, worksheet and game  resources
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Cash flow forecast lesson, worksheet and game resources

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A full set of lesson resources to introduce cash flow. There is a PowerPoint with a range of tasks and peer assessment questions, there’s also a worksheet to calculate the cash flow for Nottingham Forest (the team can easily be changed!). There is an activity where students all take part talking through (or acting out!) a play, and the group record the cash flow activities as the day progresses- my groups really love doing this!